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It has come to mean a man having a “sympathetic pregnancy.” Yes, this means that your partner could start to vomit, gain weight, and have many of the “joys” associated with pregnancy. Generally, sympathetic pregnancy symptoms begin at the end of the first trimester and increases in severity until the third trimester. Restlessness, sleeplessness, other changes in sleep habits. Decreased libido. Symptoms of this condition usually appear in the first trimester, around the third month of pregnancy.
They improve. Couvade syndrome, also called sympathetic pregnancy, is a proposed condition in which an expectant father experiences some of the same symptoms and behavior as his pregnant partner. These most often include major weight gain, altered hormone levels, morning nausea, and disturbed sleep patterns. In more extreme cases, symptoms can include labor pains, fatigue, postpartum depression, and nosebleeds.
The labor pain symptom is commonly known as sympa. And yes dads-to-be can also get sympathetic pregnancies or a condition called the Couvade Syndrome, one that isn’t as rare a condition as you may think! He can find that he feels queasy and nauseous the same way his pregnant mate does, he may be assailed by strange food cravings in the same way and may develop aversions as well.
Research shows that some men may even experience the same pains in the same places and at the same time as their pregnant partners. Dads-to-be often complain about toothache, backache, headaches and even leg cramps during their partner’s pregnancy. There is no medical reason why you may be experiencing this.
What can Dads do if they experience symptoms of sympathy pregnancy? While scientists argue the existence of sympathy pregnancy, the manifestation of symptoms and the physical discomfort caused appear quite real to men. Some things that Dads can do to help include: Becoming more involved in their partner’s pregnancy.
Why men sometimes experience symptoms such as weight gain, nausea, insomnia, and mood swings during their partner’s pregnancy. But don’t let that fool you – expectant fathers can have pregnancy symptoms too. “My husband is experiencing constipation, gas, bloating, irritability, and nausea right along with me,” says one BabyCenter mom-to-be. Psychological symptoms include changes in sleeping patterns, anxiety, depression, reduced libido, and restlessness.
Expectant dads can also experience pregnancy symptoms. Couvade syndrome, also known as “sympathetic pregnancy,” affects an estimated 80 to 90 percent of expectant dads. While Alford recognizes there isn’t a lot of scientific data available about the syndrome, she says the symptoms include “bloating nausea, vomiting, food cravings, food aversions, musculoskeletal aches, tooth aches, and occasionally breast enlargement.” iStock.com/Diy13.
List of related literature:
|from Dad’s Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies|
|from Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence: An Active Learning Approach|
|from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book|
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from Pregnancy and Childbirth E-Book: A holistic approach to massage and bodywork|
|from Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine|
|from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family|
|from Child Development|
|from Foundations of Nursing E-Book|
|from Core Curriculum for Maternal-Newborn Nursing E-Book|